Man Utd boss Ferguson: Gill will be positive force at UEFA

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says chief executive David Gill will shake up UEFA if he is added to their board.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says chief executive David Gill will shake up UEFA if he is added to their board.

Gill is the English FA's nominee for a place on the board and his campaign will reach a conclusion before all 53 UEFA members vote at their annual congress in May.

And Ferguson believes his Old Trafford ally with help UEFA get tougher in racist incidents if he is successfully elected.

The United boss said: "I think that being on these committees gives you the opportunity to represent the league in a good way and a strong way and David is well respected and can do that.

"He's a fantastic chief executive. He's straight, 100 per cent, black and white and there's no hidden agenda with David Gill.

"Everyone in the game knows that and hopefully he can make an impact with issues that are presented by England."

Asked about UEFA's £65,000 fine imposed on the Serbian FA this week, Ferguson was forthright.

"I was thinking about that," he said. "It's £65,000 but that kind of behaviour should have warranted more.

"I'm wondering if that was to redress the balance because they think one or two English players maybe didn't behave right and they tried to get the middle ground.

"Uefa are like that. They want to be seen as fair."

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